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In the Land Where the Women Wear the Trousers by Charles Denton (1910)




In the Land Where the Women Wear the Trousers by Charles Denton (1910)



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Reviewer: BenjaminS.T. - - May 16, 2014
Subject: In the Land Where the Women Wear the Trousers by Charles Denton
Here is my interpretation of one of the two hard to hear lines:
He’s got [(to or the - my guess is that it may more likely be the word to when we consider a word like fop) to fop at home all day, eh while she goes off to work], he’s got the bath and watch the kids and mind he doesn’t jerk

This is the second hard to hear lyric I've interpenetrated:
They only have to sit at home and keep their neck hair nice and straight

As for what I think of the song I guess its okay, but I see it as being more historically significant than having much entertainment value of its own. I give this song three stars.
Reviewer: madamsmadam - - May 15, 2014
Subject: An attempt at the lyrics - great work removing the grinding noises
I couldn't make out some words, and I suspect some of them may be 1910 Australian slang that I don't know. Please make corrections!
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I’ve been reading in the papers of a very funny land.
It’s the land where the women wear the trousers.
Where woman is the boss and poor old man is second hand.
In the land where the women wear the trousers
He’s got the proper ______, eh while she goes off to work, he’s got the bath and watch the kids and mind he doesn’t jerk
He wears the flannel apron when she’s bobbling off to work
In the land where the women wear the trousers
In the land where the women wear the trousers
Oh what a very funny town
No nice girls there walking ‘round the place.
With golden hair and a pretty little face.
They all wear corduroys instead of bits of lace
In the land where the women wear the trousers.
In the land where the women wear the,,,, ha ha ha
The men never have to work for their living in that country…ha ha ha
They only have to sit at home and keep their _____ nice and straight
The pretty dears. ha ha ha
Oh, not a nice old lot.
In the land where the women wear the trousers, ha ha ha
Funny old song isn’t it? ha, ha ha
Some fellows all come out on Sunday dressed in petticoats
In the land where the women wear the trousers.
They are not allowed in parliament, the girls have all the votes.
In the land where the women wear the trousers.
And if you don’t obey your wife you’ll get a pretty dent. She sends you up to bed without your supper don’t forget (?) then what up comes the cane down where you used to wear your hat!
In the land where the women wear the trousers. In the land where the women wear the trousers.
Oh what a very funny town
When you’re courting, she’s the one to speak.
And when you’re married well, talk about the cheek (?)
You must only pick (?) you wifey once a week.
In the land where the women wear the trousers
In the land where the women wear the, ha ha ha
They’ll wear them in the House of Commons one of these days.
Poor old suffragettes.
I’ve got a suffragette.
My wife’s a suffragette.
I’ve heard her, god(?), and I’m suffering yet!
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